Top 10 Free Blogging Platforms For Beginners

Blogging

Weblogs (more commonly known as Blogs) initially started as a means of keeping logs of one’s daily life - just like we used to do with journals. Ten years ago, many didn’t see a point in maintaining a blog when they could set up a full-fledged website instead.

But once entrepreneurs saw a marketing potential in these weblogs, ‘blogging’ took off and never turned back again. Now, blogs have become one of the best means of communicating with the internet and allow you to build trust and loyalty with readers that no website or video channel can.

When I had initially started my personal blog (in 2011), there was no way I could comfortably write/upload posts from my phone. I didn’t have the patience to sit at my computer after a long workday and when you’re tired, writing and editing can be a daunting task indeed.

Fast-forward to this digital age, and almost all of us own a phone or tablet - blogging has become as portable as it can get and starting a blog has never been easier!

However, thanks to the same technological movement that has made the digital world a creative thinker’s playground, several hundred blogging apps have entered the market, many of which are neither comfortable nor featureful. So even though starting a blog is easy, choosing the right platform and application to get started with can be quite difficult.

Seeing how iPhones and iPads are some of the most popular devices in the USA, we’ve narrowed down your choices to the 10 best blogging apps for iOS available in the market right now.

1) WordPress

WordPress is an open-source website creation tool written in PHP aka (one of) the most powerful blogging and website content management systems in existence today. The app features a plugin architecture and template system that is free to use, and the uncomplicated interface makes managing your blog easy as pie. These top wordpress themes for blogs help you in all the way to create, personalize and explore.

With this app, you can create, edit, upload images/videos and monitor blog statistics for free. Simply sign in, pick a theme, enter the name of your blog and start blogging.

2) Tumblr

Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website where you can post multimedia and other content to make a short-form blog. As they say themselves, “Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be.”

Through the app, you can customize your colors, fonts, layout and quickly share anything you want with your friends and followers. For those who like to monetize their content, Tumblr offers additional support that covers ad-specs, analytics and case studies too.

3) Weebly

Weebly is a full-service platform which not only provides the best medium for an organization, but also offers extended support for eCommerce, cloud hosting, analytics, and is a new robust app center for third party plugins.

With Weebly's free website developer, you can easily create a website/blog/online store and upload images/videos directly from your photo library. Not only that, but you can also select a wide range of text, media, and design elements to make your page more attractive and user-friendly. This app works exceptionally well on the iPad!

4) Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a social media management platform that allows you to track and manage your many pages. With a dashboard-type user interface, you can not only quickly respond to messages and brand mentions, but also comment across social networks freely.

With Hootsuite, you can also track performance and grow your audience by studying analytics and reports generated for your blog. There are three different pricing plans (professional, team and enterprise). The best part is that you don’t have to pay anything for the first 60 days of the service. So if you don’t like the service, simply deactivate your plan and you won’t be charged!

5) Squarespace Blog

If you want to create a unique and professional website for yourself, Squarespace Blog is the best for you. Not only is it one of the best media to write, edit and manage blog posts, it also offers the best templates with responsive designs that make your page easy to navigate on any device.

Best suited for artists, photographers, and designers due to its flexibility, Squarespace Blog has all the tools you need to create a unique website without using any code.

7) Blogsy

Blogsy is an application in which you can create, edit and manage your blogs. The super-easy user interface allows you to simply drag down any pictures/videos to the post where you are writing and offers full support to those dealing with multiple blogs.

Apart from being one of the best service providers, Blogsy also offers additional support for Tumbler, WordPress and more. You can download the free version from your app store, but there is a paid one with added functionality that is worth checking out.

8) BlogPad Pro

We all think that we cannot create a blog without an internet connection. But with the latest technology, it’s easy to download this professional and full-featured app and blog anywhere, anytime, even without an Internet connection!

Blog Pad Pro lets you add images and manage many aspects of your WordPress Blog with a few simple swipes and touches. The application provides exceptional support in delivering the best tools to create quality blogs with the best templates. It’s recommended that you have an Apple iPad runningiOS 5 or better for best performance from the application.

9) BlogPress

Whether you are a freelancer or a large business in the world of blogging, BlogPress can really give you the boost you need. Not only it is a hosting server but also provides full training and support to everybody in terms of creating a beautiful blog. You can perform basic actions to manage, edit and create new blogs as well as more advanced actions like customizing text, fonts, and templates.

10) Cube - Your Mobile Blog:

 Blog your concerns, ask questions, survey the community, and build your own personal brand with Cube. It’s just the right platform for users to connect and share their interests. You can also ask and poll the community to get the specific detail on what the readers are interested in. Not only do you get credit for your hard work, but also earn money from creating and publishing the good article!

 Final Thoughts:

The above applications provide some of the best platforms to communicate with people, and some also offer quality support in case you are having trouble. All the apps are user-friendly and work great on iOS, making it easier for you to edit, write and read blog posts on-the-go, at your leisure, whenever you please.

So don’t restrict yourself - the power of blogging is right at your fingertips!

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